To see Kevin Kling perform once is to love him for a lifetime. Kevin is perhaps best known for his commentaries on NPR’s All Things Considered as well as storytelling events around the globe—he is a favorite at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival—but is also an accomplished author and playwright. Growing up in the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove provided fertile ground for a special blend of autobiographical stories rooted in the unique culture of Minnesota...
To honor the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival’s move to their new home at the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point, this year’s festival’s theme is Stories Grow Everywhere. The new theme caught my fancy and I decided between now and the festival in September, to put this theory to the test. I’m going to look for stories wherever I go and see if I really do find them growing everywhere.
He was a lawyer, and he was my friend, but I knew he was lying. Talking about a lawyer lying is almost cliche. However, the last few years, I’ve spent way more time than I would like sitting in a court room full of lawyers. And fortunately, in all of those interactions, I don’t think any of them lied, or even skirted the truth.
Tonight is our annual Liar's Competition, held at the Orem Public Library and it's free to the public. The youth competition begins at 6:00 pm and the adult competition starts at 7:00 pm. If you've never been to one, you really ought to check it out, soooo entertaining. Our guest blogger Rodney Bliss, a former MC, tells you what to expect.
I get nervous, particularly in front of thousands of people. What do I do? - I trust the stories. I am just a conduit for a tale that has charmed, chilled, or thrilled audiences for hundreds-sometimes thousands- of years. If I can get out of my own way then the story will work its magic.
2016 Storytellers Preview- Kevin Kling and Donald Davis: What Can This Year's Tellers Teach Us About Making Time for Story?
This year's theme for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is "Make Time for Story" and in the months leading up to the festival we want to find out how our volunteers, our audience and even our tellers make time for story.
The award winning storyteller Kim Weitkamp delighted her audience at the Springville library last Monday with songs and stories to remind us of childhood and the importance of family.